Sebastian Coe was elected as the sixth IAAF President at the 50th IAAF Congress in Beijing, China, on Wednesday (19).
The voting was as follows (207 Member Federations cast their votes): Sebastian Coe (GBR) 115 votes, Sergey Bubka (UKR) 92 votes.
"I am deeply honoured that our sport has placed its trust in me. There is no job I want to do more – nor with greater commitment," said Coe.
Among the first to congratulate Sebastian Coe were the current IAAF President Lamine Diack and Sergey Bubka, who was later elected as an IAAF Vice President.
"We have a man who has devoted his life to the sport." commented President Diack.
"I know that athletics in the future will grow, and become stronger and stronger," added Bubka.
Coe will take office on 31 August, after the end of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.